The great grandson of famed Macedonian freedom fighter Pavlos Melas is reported to be living in Sydney where he runs his own drugstore.
In 1949, the grandson of Pavlos Melas, who was named after his grandfather, moved to “the Antipodes” along with his spouse Efthimia and their four children. Efthimia gave birth to one more daughter while in Australia. At first, they settled in North Bondi, where younger Melas worked as a typist. He passed away in 1982.
While Pavlos Melas was a pretty important Macedonian fighter, his descendants never sought publicity. The Greeks of Australia became aware that Melas’ descendants were living in the country during an event organized by the Australasian Hellenic Educational Progressive Association in NSW (AHEPA), to honor this significant figure.
“There are many relatives of the late Melas back in Greece as well as in Marseille, France, where he was born,” Louiza Mela, a relative of grandson Pavlos Melas told SBS radio.